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.05

Maarten Van Severen, 2004
The .05 chair, which is also available in a stacking version, is suited for outdoor applications as well as wet and humid areas. Thanks to its understated design, it maintains an unobtrusive presence and can be integrated in many different settings. The flexible shell made of integral skin foam with embedded leaf springs, in combination with the cantilever base, provides for a level of comfort that one would not expect from such a compact chair.
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Although the cantilever chair has been a success story for over eighty years, .05 is the first model whose uncompromising form and flexible comfort surpass the archetypal chair without back legs designed by Mart Stam in 1926. The sleek, linear shape of .05 is its aesthetic hallmark, while its construction provides for a comfortable seat. Made of resilient polyurethane integral foam, the shell adapts to the body. When the sitter leans back, the upper part of the backrest yields slightly – a pleasant sensation created by the integrated leaf springs. Together with the typical flexing effect of the cantilever base, this makes .05 surprisingly comfortable – a quality that is fully appreciated only through use. The cantilever base of .05 is made of stainless steel, making the chair suitable for outdoor use as well. The .05 chair is also available in a stacking version.
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Maarten Van Severen
The designer Maarten Van Severen started creating furniture in the mid-1980s, initially producing the pieces himself in his Ghent workshop. His designs are characterised by their simple form and superb comfort. The collaboration with Vitra began in 1996, resulting in the Van Severen Collection.